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The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) is an informal grouping of NGOs operating at EU level in the broader areas of human rights, democracy and conflict prevention.

The vision of the HRDN is that human rights and democracy are placed at the heart of the European Union's internal and external policy agenda. This vision should manifest itself in a European Union that effectively protects human rights at home and is a force for positive change in the world.

In pursuit of this vision, the network aims to influence EU and member state human rights policies and the programming of their funding instruments to promote democracy, human rights and sustainable peace.

Participation in the network is open to non-governmental organizations which engage at EU level in the promotion of human rights, democracy and conflict prevention in and outside the EU. Applicants will be admitted to the network if none of the current members object.

Sofia Lemmetyinen, Eu Liaison Officer Christian Solidarity Worldwide, sofia@csw.org.uk
Helene de Rengervé, Head of IRCT Brussels Office, h.derengerve@irctbrussels.be

Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International EU Office, NBeger@aieu.be


Find here the HRDN manifesto for the European Parliament elections 2009 in CzechEnglish, French ,German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

 The current members of the network are: